Archive for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Annual Baldwin Education Foundation luncheon March 8

February 29, 2012

For the second-consecutive year, the Baldwin Education Foundation has invited a distinguished Baldwin High School graduate to speak at its annual luncheon.

The foundation started the practice last year with Boeing test pilot Michael Carriker, the lead test pilot for the company’s new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet. This year, the foundation invited 1957 BHS graduate Joyce Castle. A mezzo soprano with a long career in opera, Castle will speak and sing after the lunch at the district’s new Performing Arts Center.

Kathy Grestner, executive director of the foundation, said the luncheon is the foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2003 with the mission of helping USD 348 students, faculty and staff attain excellence.

To do so, the foundation awards Innovative Project Grants to teachers. Last fall, 20 grants totaling $13,000 were awarded to 41 district teachers, which were distributed to classrooms during the annual Paws Patrol. The foundation also provides administrative scholarships to district schools.

A video by BHS senior Kylie King will be shown at the luncheon, documenting the classroom uses of the grants. The event will be from noon to 1:15 p.m., March 8, at the Baldwin Junior High School Commons and the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and available at the Baldwin Junior High School or at the district office, 708 Chapel Street.

Please RSVP by March 5.

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